Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jon & Kate File For Divorce, TLC Puts Production On Hiatus Until August

Hello Gosselin fans.....

So many of you have been e-mailing me, waiting for a response to this heartbreaking news. It feels for so many like this separation is coming from a member of their own family. As you can see, a lot has been happening in the last 24 hours, and I for one can say it's devastating.

While I prefer to keep my thoughts to myself rather than be copied, pasted and analyzed on every hate site, I will say this....This blog will continue as long as there is a show to blog about. I will continue to support Kate 100% in any decisions both she and Jon have regarding their family. I continue to be a fan of the show and hope to keep a place here for fans to talk & discuss what is going on as long as I can, though unfortunately not as much as I used to (almost every day) on my old blog. It will be a cool event to celebrate this fan site's 1 year anniversary July 31st.

I myself have been going through some personal changes. The painful transition of going from a stay-at-home to a working mother has not been easy. I am fortunate enough to have a supportive (yet not exactly thrilled) husband, that is helping me as much as he can to achieve my lofty career aspirations (lol). But the guilt has been devastating for me to adjust to. I am also dealing with a summer full of trips with the kids and a VERY active 18 month old. So even though I will soon have an even fuller plate to deal with, let me assure you that I will always make the time for my blog. Yesterday alone this blog had a record-breaking (for me anyway) number of hits and I am floored! It's become larger than I ever could have imagined. It has been one of my many "labors of love". And I hope and pray that hopefully soon, I will have more positive news to share with you regarding the Gosselin family, and most importantly, those adorable children. Until then, I hope you continue to stop by, and thank you again, for making my blog as big as it has become (again, for me anyway! (lol) ;) xoxoxox

Jon & Kate File For Divorce:

"Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children," Kate said in a statement Monday night. "While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Jon & Kate Today, June 23rd.... Perhaps in a sign of things to come, Jon and Kate Gosselin went their separate ways Tuesday, with Kate leaving mid-morning to run errands and Jon tooling around their property in his ATV and playing with the kids.

By the time she returned three hours later, around 12:30 p.m., her estranged husband was nowhere in sight. After announcing their separation on their TLC show Jon and Kate Plus Eight Monday night, the pair said the kids would stay in the house and both parents would take turns staying there with them. Kate, meanwhile, signed autographed pictures for some teenaged girls who spotted her outside the supermarket. "So sorry to hear about the divorce," said one of them. "We still love you, Kate." When reporters asked how she was doing, Kate responded, "I'm fine," but declined to say how the kids are faring.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 are now On Production Hiatus: Los Angeles Times

TLC's hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is taking a production break after the couple said on Monday night's show that they were separating.

The show, which follows the lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their brood, has become a pop culture sensation, getting TLC its best ratings ever and providing the tabloids with a steady diet of gossip. The couple have been on more than 40 magazine covers over the last two months including seven in a row on US Magazine.

TLC said next Monday would be a clip package with some new footage, but that the next all-new episode would be on Aug. 3. People close to the show say the desire to take a production break came from the network.

So far, six new episodes of the show's 40-episode order have aired. The premiere episode drew almost 10 million viewers and the show is still doing better than it had in its previous four seasons. It has also boosted the ratings of TLC's new show "Cake Boss."

Because of all the turmoil in the Gosselin's marriage, TLC does not have enough footage to put together new episodes right now as its production schedule had become very last minute. Episodes this season were often completed as late as the day of airing.

News Bites:
Jon & Kate Divorce Boasts Record Ratings: Entertainment Weekly
Jodi & Kevin Kreider keep trying to hurt the family even more Entertainment Tonight
Jon & Kate: Divorce Papers Are Deceiving: TMZ.COM
Jon & Kate: The Day After..... Photos Celebrity Gossip.com


  1. So the truth comes out that Jon and Kate have actually been separated for TWO YEARS according to the papers Kate filed? I am simply heartbroken for those children. What a sham. Lawsuits will abound now for fraud. I can't believe it.

  2. No, TMZ has looked into the claims that Jon and Kate have been separated for 2 years. Here's what they found...

    "There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

    And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

    We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

    Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon."

    And that's that.

  3. Jlb1016~ You are absolutely right and I stand corrected. I didn't know what they "meant" by that, and was thinking something different. For me, I wish they would wait the 90 days to work on the issues, but Jon seems to be getting in so much trouble lately, maybe its best they try to get this over with and not drag it out.

  4. BabyMama, I don't blame you for not going into details about your feelings on the subject...for many reasons!

    I have a bad feeling that the end to all of this is not in the near future.

    My heart goes out to this family.

  5. Speaking of Jon getting in trouble, does anyone have any guesses about what he did this weekend that forced Kate's hand (the People article)?
    I'm still pretty sad about all of this, but maybe it's for the best. You can't work on a marriage if both partners aren't willing. And since Jon wouldn't talk to Kate about why he was so angry, he obviously wasn't willing. Not that I"m saying it's all his fault... obviously, we don't know all that's going on. It just seems that he made up his mind a long time ago, and that's why he wasn't talking to her... he didn't see the point.

  6. So sad.....

    I will continue to pray that they find their way back to the love they had. It was there at one time. It's horrible to see a couple break apart.

    I must mention Jodi & Kevin and their "statement". How dare they get upset that Jon & Kate announced this on the show. The show was the only way for a joint statement to be made. And who are they to throw stones, when they went on national tv and made the comments they made. Doesn't matter if their comments were true or not, THEY shouldn't have been on national tv doing it. They are not credible to me.

  7. Baby Mama;

    Hope all is well today with your family.

  8. I will continue to love and watch the family. I really hope that they can work through the issues and that Jon will stop messing around. I just hope everything works out for the kids sake.

  9. While I do not think that Jon is making good choices lately, I hope that we as a community of people who love this family, can focus on praying for them and supporting them not falling into the same rut that the haters are by bashing Jon. There still is hope for this family. Healing can occur and people can choose to love again. I do not live in a dream world thinking everything is a fairy tale. But I do believe in God's power.
    My continuous prayers are with you Jon and Kate and your 8.

  10. while im sad that the show has been called to a halt for a while, im glad because i feel that this is the space that jon n kate plus 8 need bigtime to sort out their life and hopefully reconcile?? prob not but im a sucker for a happy ending lol

  11. by the way,
    totally unrelated to the topic lol, does everyone remember jen the producer or something that used to be asking the interview questions, and we used to see her every so often on camera etc......did she quit or did they just give some1 else the job or is she still there but we dont see her anymore? just curious lol

  12. It was being said on a few blogs that the contracts were up for several of the original production crew for the show. A few were placed to work on the Duggar's show.

    TLC President Talks Bout Jon & Kate:

  13. hey baby mama, what happened to the episode about mother's day? was that the footage we saw at the end of the episode monday night? Anyways, keep up the good fight, you run a really good blog. hopefully they will get back together

  14. I personally can't take a side in the blame game on why they are divorcing. I think marriage is a two way street. We all saw Kate belittle Jon and we all saw Jon choose to ignore and let it go. I am really disappointed that for whatever reason they are not doing counseling. As far gone as a marriage may be, counseling really can make a world of difference. Marriage is TOUGH, there is no doubt about it but I was always told you stick it out and go to every length to make it work. (cheating/abuse are obvious exceptions). I will say it again, I am really praying for a reconciliation. I know there are others out there who have had the papers filed and were proceeding thinking there was no other way and then slowly but surely they started to reaize this isn't the answer. I pray the same happens for them. It's never to late. As closed off and hardened as they seem to be towards one another, I believe in miracles and I just pray that they make God the center of their lives again and seek his direction. Sometimes we have to do what we know is right even if our feelings don't line up with it. Our feelings come in line after we start walking in the right direction.

  15. I noticed that during part of Kate's interview that she was fiddling with her wedding ring. (Not trying to rip it off, haters.) I wonder what psychological significance that has.

    I wish that during this hiatus the ppeople would also back off and let this family sort through all of this in private.

  16. I was wondering about the same thing when it came to Jen, well now I know.

    I'm so sad about J&K...this sucks and I feel so bad for the kids.

    I watched 'Jon Turns 30' yesterday, there was so much love there between Jon and Kate, family love between J&K and K&J (Kevin and Jodi), who would have thought all this would happen just 2 YEARS LATER.

  17. tatianachick~ I'm assuming that we may never now see the Mother's Day episode. But I could only assume that since it was on the schedule before last week, the decided to use a bit of the footage. In case it never got to see the light of day. I thought that it was so nice with them all dressed up (in Easter Gymboree)having brunch together. Made me really wish that we could have seen the entire episode. It will be interesting to see what the first new episdoe will be about Aug 3rd.

    tigger1965~ thank you for your concern. I am like every other mom out there, trying to do whats best for me and my family.

  18. Maria-
    I read somewhere that Jon was standing at the end of his driveway signing autographs for some girls and the kids were playing by the garage. Aaden fell into something and got a big gash in his head so all the kids were yelling for Jon and he didn't hear. Then Cara ran down the long driveway to tell him and Jon took Aaden to the hospital. Kate found out and she was mad he was being so careless around her kids, and that is why she filed. Her statement was "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children"

  19. Kate must be so lonely right now. :( I mean, it's clear she can't turn to her family (and who would want to if your "family" was Kevin and Jodi?) and her friends have their own lives. I'm Carla and Beth are trying to be there for her, but Kate still must feel so alone. Makes me sad for her.

  20. Why exactly should this family be any different that the average family, who already experience high levels of divorce in modern society? If anything, it should be pretty obvious that the stress of such a large family - and sextuplets to boot - are going to heavily increase the odds of family failure.

    Everybody that is 'shocked' by this news is living in a dream world.

  21. http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7912407&page=1

    This is a teaser for Kate's new People article in which she says Jon asked for the divorce. It also talks about how they told the twins and their reactions. Poor Cara, I want to cry just thinking about it!

  22. On GMA they just told about telling the twins they were divorcing. Mady said she wasn't surprised but Cara "dissolved" in tears. Sad.

    On their divorce filing they checked the box that said "counseling".

  23. BabyMama-my heart goes out to you during your transition. I too went through this last fall after being home with my little one for 3 years. I still struggle everyday. :( Please know you're not alone! best of luck,


  24. I was thinking the same thing about Jen- where did she go? Thank you for continuing such a great blog! It is nice to be "with" other supporters and true fans.

  25. Jodi and Kevin have taped an interview again with Radar... will they STOP talking?! Their voices officially annoy me. If the kids were really being exploited they would have said so long ago, back when they were still in the kids lives. Bitter, jealous, people.. So sad.

  26. Kate is going to be on the cover of People this fri / Her quote is "I feel like I failed". I hate to see that, the marriage failed, not her personally. I guess she trusts people magazine & only talks to them, but the cover just seems sad to me :(
    I do like that TMZ researched the separated for 2 yr story & published the truth. You dont see that too often.
    I am glad that they are taking a break till Aug.
    I wonder if one of the agreements of the divorce would be that he cant have strangers in the house when its his turn.
    That would worry me if I were Kate.
    I bet that crooked house co will get orders from that last show, they were cute houses. I totally agreed w/ Kate that they should be closer to the house so they can be supervised.
    Made sense to me :-)

  27. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31522062/ns/today_people/
    ....But she still can’t take off her wedding ring.
    “She’s not ready to do that yet,” People magazine’s senior editor Kate Coyne told TODAY’s Matt Lauer Wednesday in New York. “She stopped and thought about it and realized that if her kids saw that visible indication that the marriage was over, that it would just devastate them.”
    Coyne talked extensively to Kate Gosselin for the cover story in the July 6 issue of People, which hits newsstands and supermarket checkout lines Friday.

  28. --New 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' episodes will include Jon Gosselin's new girlfriend--


  29. I'm telling you, if they actually put that woman on the show, I will go nuts. It's inappropriate and feels trashy IMO. What fan of the show would want to see that? No wonder why Kate filed for divorce after seeing Jon talk about it to the media! If Jon said he didn't talk to her too much anymore, why would she be on the show? Is that a joke? hope so!

  30. Someone sent me this and the site is cool. It has all the covers for this week as well as what ALL the Jon & Kate covers for this week look like.


    I will definitely be picking up People!

  31. Yes, I know that Kate has been hard on Jon. She admits as much. But I can't help but think that he has been equally rough on her and TLC has chosen to highlight Kate's bossiness, rather than Jon's temperament. Do you remember the "Games Gosslins Play" episode (I think it was that one)? Cara and Mady had the little kids in the playroom playing school and Jon said, "Kate and I were in the kitchen talking." Then we saw a very brief scene of them in the kitchen, but they weren't just "talking"; Jon appeared to be screaming at Kate. I suspect that there has been a lot of that going on. I see Jon as an immature kid who was forced to try to grow up too quickly, but he never really did so. He began to resent all of his responsibilities and sees divorce as a way out. Why else would he be excited? And the comment "I might be offered a job." I wonder if he is actively looking for work; somehow I doubt it. I am praying for Kate and the kids.

  32. Baby Mama;

    I would like to applaud you. One of the reasons that I enjoy reading your blog because the tone is one of support, not blame. I also like the fact that this blog does not seem to be your life. It seems like your family is the most important thing in your life

    I also want to send you my support - I was also a stay at home mom for a while and then went back to work. Some people feel that one is better than the other ... I think that both are important. You need to do what is best for YOUR family and what works for one, doesn't necessarily work for the another.

    As for Jon and Kate Plus 8, does it seem to you that some people, fans AND trolls, are a little too...wrapped up in all of this? I mean, it is a sad thing, of course. But do you think that we should all just step back, give these people some room and let them try to deal? Do you think that all the publicity, even the GOOD publicity is helping them? I just think that if we all just left them alone, that paparrazzi, tabloids, etc. wouldn't get any money from them and would back off of them.

  33. I knew this would happen, it seems minute by minute more and more stuff is coming out of the woodwork!

    One of those things was about the divorce papers where Kate checked the two boxes off. First of all, being on TV on a supposed reality show, wouldn't it be kind of hard for her to prove they were actually "separated" for two years? The whole vow renewal thing was only about a year ago. Also, why would she be afraid Jon would disagree that the marriage is irretrievably broken? It seems he's had his emotional bags packed loooooong ago and since he is excited for his future, then I can't see him holding up the process a minute longer than necessary.

    On the heels of that, I too wonder what suddenly happened over the weekend that made Kate feel she had no other option but to file. Maybe she sees him smoking what looks like a joint and feels that is unsafe around the kids. Although he says he doesn't smoke in front of the kids, if indeed it was a joint, then I wouldn't want someone under that influence taking care of my children either!

    I can just see how ugly things are going to get. I wouldn't be surprised if she goes for full custody of the kids.

    Who knows, maybe once he's had a few months to roam around and play frat boy, he'll realize the grass wasn't so green on the other side.

    Does anyone know if at the end of 90 days the divorce will automatically become final or do the parties have to say they still want to go ahead at that point? I hope it's the latter because maybe by then they will have had a chance to stop being so angry and actually communicate about their problems.Maybe after some time apart they will be more open to talking to each other and trying to work out the problems. I know I am an utter sap for even thinking it but with God's help maybe they can stop short of going through with the divorce. Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing???

  34. I am not sure I can beleive anything on nydailynews.com. There seem to be too many incorect details.

  35. They got sick of each other. It's that simple. With him not working, and the two of them home together most of the time, they just got sick of each other. Same with other divorce after divorce. The man gets laid off from work, so he is home most of the time. Then the couple start bickering, which then leads into fighting, which then leads into falling out of love. The negatives always over-weigh the positives. When Kate started doing her tours allowing them to be away from each other, it was already too late.

  36. I lost all respect for Jon after reading what Kate told 'People', to not even attempt counseling...he's NOT the Jon we first saw, he's definitely changed for him to make statements like how he's excited for the new chapter in his life. To be excited that your 10 year marriage is over, I can't fathom that.

    Now 'Slum' wrote this: Slum said...
    Why exactly should this family be any different that the average family, who already experience high levels of divorce in modern society? If anything, it should be pretty obvious that the stress of such a large family - and sextuplets to boot - are going to heavily increase the odds of family failure.

    Everybody that is 'shocked' by this news is living in a dream world."

    We have been watching this family from the get-go practically, we've watched them grow and change and for this to be happening affects most of us. We're not "living in a dream world" we knew they weren't the perfect married couple but we also knew that there WAS true love between them and a year ago we didn't expect this to happen, it wasn't even a topic of conversation.

  37. Ok, so the idea of Deanna being on the show just sickens me! If indeed Jon had an affair, even an emotional affair, TLC should have enough respect for this family and simply refuse to show footage of her.

    And they can not use the excuse that she is part of Jon's life as a reason for her to be on the show. There are plenty of people in the Gosselins' lives that are not seen on the show.

    This has to be a joke!! I pray it is!!

  38. Wow, just scratch everything I have ever said regarding having hope for these two! I think it is safe to say this marriage is dead, buried and has turned to dust already!!

    Not to sound mean but at this point, I think Kate would be a lot better off without that A$$! I know he is the father of her children but right now I don't have much respect for him as a father or a man. Just knowing that he wanted no part of counselling says a lot. Even if he has no feelings for her anymore, wouldn't he at least try for the sake of the children?

    And if he dares to have that Deanna chick be part of the show then that means he is a bigger jerk than everyone even thought. I think he was with her all the time but says he didn't cheat because he had probably already told Kate that he wanted a divorce. That would explain what nerve he had having her over sunbathing on the lawn at their house. Looks like in his mind he had nothing to hide.

    Yeah kids, do yourselves a favour and DON'T google your dad. It'll save you a lot of heart break and embarassment!

    I just saw a commercial as I was typing this that Kate speaks out for the first time post split on Entertainment Tonight.

  39. I agree if they show that girl on there I would be pissed! She deserves no place in the show. Who thought up that stupid idea to have the woman that helped seal the deal in the break up of the marriage to be on the show? UGH makes me sick!!! That better be a rumor b/c if it's true it will sink the show to a level I didn't think it would ever go. Divorce is bad enough, lets not add fuel to the fire. By the way, all these statements Jon makes do not seem like his words or the way he would say things, it seems so fake. Still praying they work it out!

  40. by the way what does checking counseling mean? that they will? or have? can someone fill me in?

  41. I have a question. The new rumor is his girlfriend will be on the show, which one? I know that he has more than Deanna Hummel hanging around. LOL..

  42. I was just reading an article on Good Morning America's website where they were doing an interview with the deputy managing editor of People Magaizine and he said that Jon "didn't want any part of counseling" Here are pieces of that article.
    "Kate Gosselin explained to People magazine in an exclusive interview that it was her husband of 10 years, Jon Gosselin, who asked for the divorce.

    "I curled up in a ball and I sobbed. I couldn't breathe; I was hyperventilating. I was scaring people who were calling to check on me because I couldn't even talk," she told the entertainment magazine.

    In a confessional during Monday's night's episode of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," she said she didn't want to raise her children as a single parent.

    "I don't really want to be alone. I don't want to do this alone," she said.

    Gosselin said her husband wanted to split for a long time before he told her he hired a lawyer and advised her to do the same. She said it's a step she would have never taken on her own.

    People magazine deputy managing editor Peter Castro told "Good Morning America" that the situation is "the portrait of an American family crumbling."

    "They don't hate each other," he said, but "[Jon] did not want any part of counseling; he wanted out of this marriage."

    Jon and Kate Gosselin broke the news to their children together, first by telling twins Cara and Mady.

    The identical twins had very different reactions to the news.

    "Mady was something. She said, 'I can't say this comes as much of a surprise. I could've guessed.' But Cara just crumpled into tears. She was crying, and I was holding her in my arms like a baby," Kate Gosselin told People.

    The Gosselins broke the news to their sextuplets by keeping it "light and airy."

    If you want to read the whole thing go to abcnews.go.com/GMA
    I really hope that they can be civil toward each other and try to get past all of this. Kate and the kids are in my prayers.

  43. Thanks, Tierney, for the clarification. I might be mad, too, if that had happened with my hubby and kids.
    And a huge GAG ME! if that Deanna woman shows up on the show! Hopefully that's just a rumor. If I were her, I don't know how long I could put up with a part time relationship when Jon is staying at the house... I can't imagine Jon bringing her there after everything that's happened, and Kate letting her around the kids.

  44. Nick- OMG, I really hope that is wrong. That is completely trashy and I can not for a second believe Kate would allow that. If in fact TLC does put her in the show, I am done. I will block TLC from my TV. That is just sick.

  45. Baby Mama, Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I am just so pi**ed at Jon that I thought mabye I should keep my mouth shut. LOL :)

  46. Well i love this show
    Its my favorite
    I love the kids they are so cute
    Its really cool that you wrote all about this
    Its really cute
    You are very creative

  47. Here is a National study that my company, mediacurves.com, just released on How Americans view Jon and Kate. Most people (40%) think both of them are to blame for the break while about a third think it is the TV shows fault. Out of the remainder twice as many people think Kate is to blame for the break up rather than Jon.

    Also an overwhelming number of people believe the kids are worse off because of the show.


  48. Divorce documents have been released...


  49. GMA reported parts of Kate's new People article...here's what happened when they told the kids:

    They told Mady and Cara first.

    "Mady was something. She said, I can't say this comes as much of a surprise. I could've guessed. But Cara just crumpled into tears. She was crying, and I was holding her in my arms like a baby."

    Then they told the sextuplets. She said they kept it "light and airy".

  50. Shelly~where have you been? I have been missing my regulars (lol).

    I just wanted to say to everyone that I'm sorry if it takes a few hours for your comments to post. I am working now and don't have the time to check my phone all the time. Also as I said before, I usually check all links before I post them unless it's one of my regulars! ;)

  51. Kate Gosselin is supposed to be on Showbiz News Tonight? This is on HLN, and scheduled for 11pm tonight Eastern Standard Time.......


  52. Um....why is Jon wearing Ed Hardy shirts? I sell those to people who are half his age at a clothing store I work for. Identity crisis? They do match his earrings. I like Kate's hat in one of the pictures that the "p-people" supposedly took of her running errands today.

  53. So I scanned the divorce papers that are online, and it says:
    "...if both parties file affidavits consenting to a divorce after ninety (90) days have elapsed from the commencement of this action, Plaintiff respectfully requests the Court enter a decree of divorce pursuant..."

    So I guess they have to wait 90 days until they can really be divorced. I pray that the Lord opens Jon's eyes during this time and gets both of them to counseling!

    Also, I read on one of the various websites that the "behavior" of Jon this past weekend had something to do with Jon being up at the road signing autographs for girls while the kids were playing out back near the barn, and Aaden fell and the kids were yelling for Jon to come and help, but he couldn't hear them since he was up near the road. I can't remember the site, nor if it is a reputable one, but I figured I'd mention this, since I did see photos of Aaden with a bandage on his head.

  54. So sorry everyone...As exhausted as I was I kept one eye open to watch it. They say on the site that Kate is supposed to be on the show. All they did was read People's article! I was surprised though that AJ Hammer said that he really felt sorry for Kate. The only thing I got out of it was, that Jon forced her to file for divorce, and that she still wants to spend this July 4th together. Other than that, pick up People.
    This was not advertised accurately...nothing else was said!

  55. Ya know. If Jon has been changing for a while, that could explain a lot of things.

    Kate could have felt that he was slipping away and thats why she pushed for the vow renewal and went to the tanning bad and went to the gym and quit wearing that robe all the time...

    Just a thought.

  56. I hope that news story about Jon's girlfriend being in the show turns out to be wrong. I think I would vomit if I saw her on the show. I mean, it would be one thing if both Jon and Kate were buying separate houses for the kids to be shuttled back and forth from and they only saw Deanna at "Daddy's house" but if this is true, they would be seeing her in THEIR house! I mean, it is just WRONG for Jon to bring another woman into his kids' home and into the bedroom that, until recently, he shared with their mother. I hope that if it is even a hint true that Kate will put a stop to it and demand that TLC not show her or ask the kids about her. That would just be too embarrassing for the kids otherwise.

  57. Jon was at home taking care of the kids, doing the hard work, while she was away traveling doing 2 hour book signings a day, which does not seem difficult to me. What is with all of the hate towards Jon? With the books she writes, everyone seems to act like she was the only one taking care of the kids, and she is the star of the show. Jon was as much part of the show and the kids life as she was.

  58. I'm confused as to why everyone is making a stink about Kate filing that they have been apart for 2 years. For some reason everyone is in an uproar about this. I never thought of it as they were "psycially" living apart. They obviously werent. I took it as they were not intimate for quite some time. Also I took it as the only way she could file in order to move forward with the divorce as quick as possible.

    I had been "GWOP Free" for over 6 weeks now, and I will admit to all that I caved today to see what people were saying about this. Calling Kate a scam artist and liar makes them look pathetic and ridiculous. How is Kate's divorce filing that your nosy @#*& shouldn't be seeing anyway make YOU feel duped? How is it any of your business anyway? Is that all they could possibly come up with? Am I wrong in saying that they are STILL enjoying this families heartache? Are they that vile and thoughtless?

    Please help me out on this, because I thought for sure people would feel horrible and devastated that what they prayed for out of sheer jealousy came true. I thought most would feel guilty about it for the sake of the kids alone.......

  59. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2009-06-24-jon-kate-legal_N.htm
    Court could force cancellation of show.

  60. I don't think that the courts will go that far as to try to pull the plug on the show. But who knows. I think if they continue to be smart and have no issues regarding custody, there won't be a reason for people to poke their noses in. I pray for this to be the case. Kate is not asking for support and so far, neither is Jon. But things change from day to day. I'm more mad that this wasn't sealed, b/c everyone seems to feel they know what's in the best interest for this family. How they dissect every little word and comment is insane.....

  61. I hear you, Baby Mama! It seems that alot of those people are rejoicing in being right, even though being right means a family is being torn apart. Crazy!
    I was very surprised that Jon rejected the idea of counseling. It certainly doesn't make him look good, and it shows that he made up his mind a long time ago and nothing was going to change it. It reminds me of my in-laws. Just before DH and I got married, my MIL left my FIL after 30 years of marriage. She said she had been unhappy for the last 5 years, but she never said anything... my FIL was devastated as this came out of nowhere. Anyway, she was having an affair for most of that 5 years, and she was REALLY leaving to be with the other guy. My MIL was such a JON! Uggh!

  62. My heart goes out to Kate and the kids. I would never in a million years and/or for a million dollars want to be in her shoes.

    I didn't start watching the show until several months ago, apparently long after their relationship began to unravel. If they had indeed began having problems for the last two years, it could explain why Kate became increasingly frustrated with Jon.

    What irritated me about Jon in the last episode interviews, besides being "excited" about the separation, was that he claimed he finally "stood up" to her.... by bailing? That was almost laughable. Real men know how to lovingly deal head on with their wives' "issues", even if it means to man up and engage in joint counseling.

    But that doesn't mean I won't continue to hope and pray for reconciliation and spiritual renewal. God can still work miracles.

  63. lucysmom i agree with you absolutely. i have been trying to reconcile all this in my mind and i can't do it ! i hope Kate will be able to find some resolution in her mind, since she has so many unanswered questions from Jon. she will end up in a more healthy relationship than Jon ever will, mark my words.

  64. Well I secretly hope that within the 90 days, Jon opens his eyes. But, I really don't see it happening. In a couple years from now when he realizes he screwed up, by trying to be a hip teenager, then it will be to late. When Deanna can't get her hands on the house and the millions, then she will bail out. Awe to bad for Jon. Personally, there is no way I could take my husband back after this. Whether on TV or not. He told Radaronline.com, Sunday, that he has not seen that much of Deanna since all of this happened. What a jerk! And yes, I am pi$$ed at Jon, for his iggnorant immature behavior. I support Kate 100% and hope she holds her head high and continues her work to provide for the kids.

  65. Baby Mama- You are so right. They should have kept the divorce records sealed. It is none of our business. But, I hope she burns him. LOL :)

  66. BabyMama, I agree with you! Anyone who is rejoicing in being "right" about the Gosselins splitting is really sick! I think a lot of people get wrapped up in the "drama" and "gossip" of all this and forget that Jon, Kate and all 8 of those precious babies ARE PEOPLE!

    There are certainly people that I might not "like" or agree with how they live their lives or the choices they make. However, I would NEVER wish ill on anyone!! I just don't understand why people feel the need to "hate" this family, or Kate so much? People like that are very angry people in my opinion.

    I am still praying for this family. I am glad they have 90 days to sit and think about what they are doing. I pray they seek outside help during that time.

    As far as them being "separated for 2 years", I took that as Kate trying to expedite the divorce. I certainly believe that they lived together or at the least co-existed in the same home for the last 2 years. Perhaps they were dealing with all of these issues for that long of time.

  67. OK, so Kate is in a bikini today, and all the world is a thunder again. Do they seriously try to make more drama up by commenting on her body?

    Please let me know if your a supermodel so I can apologize to you. If you not then stop making fun of her when you KNOW your not any better (lol)

  68. I am so tired of people saying Kate should not be in a bikini or a mini-skirt. Age has nothing to do with it. If you look good in it wear it. She's not wearing lycra micro-minis and thong bikinis. I think some people may have a problem with the "modesty" issue. I think her clothing is modest enough. Must be a lot of prudes out there.

  69. It was extremely hot yesterday and today in the Midwest and East so that would explain the bikini. 90's plus high humidity.

  70. I finally watched the "crooked houses/separation" episode. (My husband and I took our girls to Dutch Wonderland in PA for a few days so I wasn't home when it aired. We have season passes and go several times a year. I don't know how Jon and Kate did it with 8 kids in half a day, we only have 2! And the park is geared for children up to age 12 so I'm not sure why it wasn't also a day for Mady and Cara to enjoy.)

    Anyway, Crooked Houses comment first: How adorable are those houses?!?! A little small, but adorable!

    Kate was right to have the crooked houses closer to the house. Her reasons for it made sense. At least Jon was able to admit it was a better choice in the end. The houses were adorable and the builders seemed to really enjoy the entire process.

    What I don't understand is why Kate seemed so reluctant to discuss it with Jon. She was never scared to argue with him about anything in the past. Maybe they've been arguing so much lately that she just hated another argument? Well that's all I have to say about the crooked houses part...

  71. As for the "separation" announcement, I'm surprised anyone thought it was anything but that. I can't say that I was sorry for Jon or Kate. I’m sorry that it has come to this, but they both brought it upon themselves. I am sooooo sorry for those kids though. It is devastating.

    I'm not sure what the difference will really be from this point onward as far as them both not being in the home together. They've obviously been "separated" for quite some time now. We saw how little they were together the last few months. Kate was traveling a lot anyway doing book signings, etc., so it's not like she was home with them all the time... and she intended to continue with her tours, etc so what's the difference as far as having to be away from the kids? Maybe it's because now it is not her choice? To me, being away from your children for long periods of time is the same if it’s by choice or not. Not being together for special occasions will be so sad for the children. It’s horrible for them.

    As for Kate not wanting to be "alone" and Jon being "excited" to move forward I am not surprised. Of course Kate doesn't want to be alone or do it alone. I do wonder if she was willing to make the necessary changes to make the marriage work. We all saw that she didn't want to end the show or get out of the public eye. Again, I felt like she put all the blame for the end of their marriage on Jon. I don’t understand why she filed for divorce if it was all Jon’s idea. She said he told her to do it, so she did. I don’t get that. If it were me I’d let him file for divorce if that’s what he wanted. That explanation makes no sense to me. What am I missing?

    As for Jon, of course he's excited. Now he can be himself for all the world to see. He smoked all this time but TLC didn't show that footage. I find that upsetting. So much for reality. Who knows what else they didn't show? For all we know he wanted to wear Ed Hardy and Converse and earrings for the last ten years but TLC was worried about his image. I noticed some of his hats and clothes were borderline "skater style" in the past.

    Everyone is saying Jon waited too long to stand up to Kate and it's his fault for letting her boss him around. True, but we don't know that he didn't try to stand up to her and still try to make the marriage work. Maybe he did and she wasn't willing to change or meet him in the middle. From what I saw Jon wasn't "allowed" to make decisions. We have absolutely no details on what their marriage was like off camera.
    The problem for me is that I know someone EXACTLY like Kate. And the husband is EXACTLY like Jon. There is no “changing” for the husband and standing up for himself and making decisions. It's seen as all of a sudden becoming defiant and "not the man I married". When Kate says she doesn't know who he is anymore I don't doubt it.

    I also think if the personalities were reversed no one would be defending Jon if he acted like Kate or spoke to or treated Kate like she treated him. Yes, he had a laid back attitude but he was a good father and a good husband. He did more than his share of caring for the children. Yes, it can be annoying to be married to a man that is not very motivated and that's why it was okay that Kate made a lot of the decisions, etc. But there was no excuse for the way she spoke to him or had no respect for him. Again, if it was reversed I can't see many women sticking up for Jon doing that.

    I'm not saying Jon is blameless in the divorce. I think he had a part too. I just think he looks bad in the media portrayal because he was done with the happily married role. He didn't want to live a lie any longer. Now that it's out in the open he is happy to be who he really is according to what their circumstances really are.

  72. I'm not for having his younger girlfriend on the show either, especially in the house... but if it's "reality" it's a possibility. Definitly goes against the original dynamic of the show.

    What about Kate? What if she starts dating? Is it okay then to show her new man on the show? Everyone seems to want her to find a new man that nothing like Jon. It can't be a double standard.

    Lastly, I can’t believe they plan to continue the show. After all of this, they have no intention of stopping. I can’t say I agree with that decision. I really think if they had taken some time off from filming and focused on their family they could have saved their marriage. Possibly. Wasn't it worth a shot? NOW that it is too late they are taking time off. Again, makes no sense to me.

  73. I just saw that Kate's brother and sister-in-law had yet another interview. I feel that if they truly loved the family, as they say they do, then they would speak to her privately, or write her a letter, or forward the letter through clergy or her lawyer who might read it to her. Anything but putting themselves on air and adding to the drama for those children.

  74. Something kind of interesting from the Google News feed:


  75. Went over to GWOP today to see what the harpies had to say. After about five minutes of scanning the comments, I couldn't bear any more hatefulness or glee at someone else's troubles. Really, some of these people seem mentally unbalanced, they hate Kate so much. Me, I feel bad for the whole family. Kate seemed quite shell-shocked Monday night, while Jon was too excited at the prospect of his future singlehood for my tastes. I'm not exactly sure how the show will go on, but I hope they are able to work something out that is beneficial for the kids.

  76. "Over the course of the weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and my children." I have read a lot of speculation about what Jon might have done over the weekend that precipitated Kate's decision to file for divorce. I am not convinced that she meant that there was a specific incident which occurred over the weekend. I think that perhaps what she meant was that because of his acitivites in the past weeks or months, she reached the decision over the weekend. She did says that the spend a half day falling apart and sobbing. I believe that that was when the made the decision based on what has been happening recently.

  77. Schmeckygirl: The bottom line is that Jon wimped out. It's apparent he didn't try very hard to make the marriage work because he lacked true commitment; Commitment and communication are the keys to a successful marriage. He lacked the minimal commitment required to even desire counseling for both of them. He wouldn't even try to speak to Kate about his issues. If he tried, it wasn't much because she seems in the dark about it. Maybe he will someday but not very soon.

  78. Schmeckygirl I agree with you.
    I ALSO know a couple similar to Kate & Jon:
    Me and my ex-husband.

    When people say "Jon should have tried counseling" or "How can he say he's sad yet exited"...well I can answer that one:

    When someone treats a STRANGER with more respect than their own spouse; a person IS ALLOWED to be excited about getting divorced.

    When someone is condescending, belittles their spouse, and makes them feel unloved, it is EASY to fall out of love. But you keep going. You get up the next day, you keep it together for family, your friends don't know you're miserable.

    One day; you realize: not only are you NOT in love, you can't stand to LOOK at this person. Life is TOO SHORT. Everyone deserves mutual respect and cooperation. You take charge, for your future, you pay YOURSELF the respect you deserve, the respect that was lacking in your relationship. Controlling people have a VERY hard time changing...so when you declare your intentions to divorce; the controlling spouse is in shock. "WHAT...I can't be in charge?!?"

    And then the spouse tells stories of how their soon-to-be-ex, with the newfound sense of self, won't listen to discussion, or seek counseling. Their attitude goes from "you can't do anything right" to "what on earth did I do wrong, I love you". Cry me a RIVER. Treat someone RIGHT if you love them.

    What they don't realize is; you're DONE trying. Some people are so self absorbed, they're nicer to the mailman than their own spouse. Why would I want to stay married to someone who has devolved into a jerk, with no sense of tact, politeness, gratitude, or respect? Some people will only repent for their actions when they're forced to; and that is WRONG.

    Kate said on the season premiere that she regretted the way she treated Jon. Sometimes; you don't get a second chance. My ex didn't. And I have never ONCE regretted my decision.

  79. I agree with both Baby Mama and Schmeckygirl in regard to the many comments about Kate's wardrobe; bikinis, mini skirts, high heels, etc. There is absolutely nothing wrong with her choices in clothing. It is not "slutty" - she is not wearing "hooker heels". She is a healthy young woman (yes, 34 is still young!) She has a great figure, after giving birth to eight children. Obviously she had help with the tummy tuck. But she also takes the time and effort to maintain her figure, through exercise and healthy eating. She has every right to be proud of how she looks and to wear clothes that flatter her figure and make her feel good about herself. From what I've read in the comments, most posters here agree.

    Given that fact - why is it then acceptable to criticize Jon for his choices in clothing? Why is it acceptable for Kate to wear a mini skirt and heels but unacceptable for Jon to wear colorful t-shirts and earrings? I don't see a difference in the circumstances whatsoever. Again, to quote Schmeckygirl: "It can't be a double standard."

    For the sake of the children, I hope both Jon and Kate can look beyond their immediate situation, their own pain and regrets, the temptation to place blame, and together help the kids with the pain they will be suffering as a result of their parents actions. I see a strong tendency from the people on this site to put their support 100% behind Kate and hold Jon completely responsible for the demise of their marriage. There are two sides to every story - more often than not the truth of the matter lies somewhere in the middle.

    We will never know the entire story. We are only witness to that which is reported, whether it is rumors put out there by the tabloids or statements provided by representatives of Kate or Jon. I'm sure there is a great deal that has taken place in the areas of their relationship that are not televised, details that we will NEVER see.

    I pray that Jon and Kate are mature and responsible enough to not throw each other under the bus - even subconsciously. Children are intuitive, perceptive to a far greater extent than most adults give them credit for. They will pick up on the subtlest of clues.

    Regardless of how the parents feel about each other, they still need to be united in caring for the mental well-being of their kids - and the kids are truly the only ones that are 100% blameless in the struggles and the pain that the entire family is now experiencing.

  80. Min: I understand your point of view and feel sorry that you and your ex couldn't work out your problems through counseling. I happen to strongly believe in the marriage vows and if either is committed enough to see them through, then all avenues for success should be sought. If counseling has been facilitated for a reasonable amount of time but the relationship continues downward, then separation is valid.

    The reason many of us feel the way we do about Jon is, as the God-ordained leader of the household, the husband is ultimately responsible for maintaining a healthy marriage and family life. Jon, like many husbands in unhealthy or failed marriages, gave up that responsibility without fully seeking and implementing all avenues and tools for success.

    Having said that, however, I also strongly believe in forgiveness and second chances (which takes Supernatural strength sometimes)... because thank God, He does.